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WRTG 1150 Wal-Mart: The Great Debate In recent years, Wal-Mart has faced tough criticism for many of its business practices,  yet its success continues. One of the most common criticisms relates to Wal-Mart’s low wages  and whether it should be required to follow living-wage ordinances. In his essay, “The War on  Wal-Mart,” Steven Malanga explores the position that many of Wal-Mart’s criticisms come from  individuals and organizations outside of the communities being affected by Wal-Mart. He argues  that Wal-Mart creates new jobs and saves money in low to middle income households across  the country and many communities and consumers embrace Wal-Mart’s low cost strategy. In  Dan Levine’s essay, “Wal-Mart’s Big City Blues”, he takes the position that Wal-Mart’s low  wages are not enough for employees to live on and that taxpayer’s end up footing the bill for  Medicaid coverage and other forms of welfare assistance (686).  Levine suggests that Wal-Mart  be required to meet living-wage ordinances passed by the local government in communities  where Wal-Mart does business. Analysis of the position of both authors on the Wal-Mart debate  demonstrates that Malanga creates a more convincing argument by supporting his position with  stronger rhetorical strategies. Steven Malanga, , a contributing editor of  City Journal  and senior fellow at the  Manhattan Institute, helps support his argument by analyzing the arguments of Wal-Mart’s  critics and addressing some of these positions in his essay. Malanga offers an extended 
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